Gaming storage: A surefire hit

Editorial Type: Technology Date: 2021-02-01 Views: 207 Tags: Storage, Hardware, HDD, SDD, CMS Distribution, SureFire PDF Version:
Jonpaul Warren, Gaming and Components Product Sales Manager at CMS Distribution, introduces the company's latest offerings for the ever-growing - and ever more demanding - gaming market

Picture this: you're right in the middle of an intense game, your friends are shouting instructions through your headset, your finger is hovering over your controller, ready to make the most important move of the game… and then, without warning, it crashes. Aside from turning the air blue, your immediate reaction is to kick yourself for not buying that extra gaming storage that all of your friends have been raving about. Believe us, you're not the only one.

With more and more people staying at home during the pandemic, there has been a surge in gaming over the past year. Pubs, bars and restaurants are shut, and you can't spend time with your friends and family outside of your household - so what's the next best thing? To get together online and share in an immersive gaming experience!

S.O.S - SAVE OUR (GAMING) STORAGE
Gaming has certainly proven to be an invaluable tool for keeping up morale throughout a really difficult time, but with games like Borderlands 3 (40GB) and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (a whopping 180GB) hogging that all important storage space, many people have started to experience issues. Crashes, freezes and glitches are a common issue when trying to store a wealth of high-gigabyte games on your computer or console.

On top of that, the gaming industry itself is experiencing expeditious growth right now, driven by the launch of 4K gaming, new tech such as Nvidia RTX 3000 series and AMD RX6000 series graphics cards, AMD Ryzen 5000 series CPUs and, of course, the launch of the latest Sony PS5 and Microsoft Xbox Series X consoles. With the next-generation just around the corner and new technology like this being released every month, it is likely that game files will continue to get even larger in 2021 and beyond - so to be able to properly enjoy all of that, having storage support is essential.


"The gaming industry itself is experiencing expeditious growth right now, driven by the launch of 4K gaming, new tech such as Nvidia RTX 3000 series and AMD RX6000 series graphics cards, AMD Ryzen 5000 series CPUs and, of course, the launch of the latest Sony PS5 and Microsoft Xbox Series X consoles. With the next-generation just around the corner and new technology like this being released every month, it is likely that game files will continue to get even larger in 2021 and beyond - so to be able to properly enjoy all of that, having storage support is essential."

INTRODUCING SUREFIRE
Utilising external storage products - such as SureFire's external HDD or SSD drives - is a fantastic way to expand the amount of space you have access to, without having to mess with the physical components of your PC or console. Designed specifically to enhance your gaming experience, you can use SureFire's products to save large files into your own compact, high-capacity, on-the-go gaming library. Imagine a reality where you no longer have to delete your favourite games to make room for new titles - instead, with SureFire, you can just plug and play. And as an added bonus, they also come with a really cool looking RGB… always a plus for those looking to spruce up their gaming deck.

CMS Distribution - a leading specialist distributor that supplies business and consumer technologies across the globe - is the exclusive partner for SureFire in the UK. Our job is to empower remarkable people to exceed their customers' expectations, and we do that by providing service excellence to deliver the world's most innovative technologies, including gaming. SureFire products are purpose-built for gamers, and each one that is set to be released throughout 2021 will all be built to last, easy to use and great value for money to appeal to a wide range of gaming enthusiasts, across all ages and abilities. For now, you can get your hands on SureFire's HDD and SSD drives - and look out for keyboards, mice, headsets, accessories and more coming soon.

SUREFIRE GAMING EXTERNAL HDD
With the 2TB SureFire Gaming Hard Drive capable of storing 50 or more games (the actual number of games will vary based on file sizes, formatting and other programs - calculation based on average game sizes of 30GB - 50GB), players no longer have to decide which games to delete from their console or PC in order to make room for new titles. Featuring multi-colour RGB changing LED accent lights and an enclosure design influenced by the latest consoles, the SureFire Gaming Hard Drive has high speed data transfer speeds, perfect for storing the latest games.

The SureFire Gaming Hard Drive has a USB 3.2 GEN 1 interface for transfer speeds of up to 5 Gbps, reducing game backup time significantly. The hard drive comes with a USB-C adapter to enable it to be used with a variety of devices.

SUREFIRE GAMING EXTERNAL SSD
Games consoles have limited storage capacities and the latest games quickly fill them up leaving no space for new ones. The solution is to attach the SureFire Gaming SSD, which provides convenient and fast extended storage of your games, freeing up space on your console or PC. Featuring multi-colour RGB changing LED accent lights and an enclosure design influenced by the latest consoles, the SureFire Gaming SSD has no moving parts meaning faster load times allowing games to be stored and run directly from the external SSD.

The SureFire Gaming SSD uses high speed flash memory and a USB 3.2 GEN 1 interface for transfer speeds of up to 5 Gbps, optimised to provide unparalleled performance, reducing game backup time significantly. The SSD also comes with a USB-C adapter to enable it to be used with a variety of devices. SSDs are faster, more reliable, completely silent, and use less power.

DESIGNED FOR GAMERS
With a sleek black design taking inspiration from the latest consoles and colour changing LED light accents, the SureFire Gaming SSD is a stylish solution to the game overflow. For added security, Nero Backup software is provided to help you backup all your files, folders, and drives from your laptop or PC whenever you want. It also allows you to schedule an auto backup to a set time and day to ensure that it gets done regularly.

More info: www.cmsdistribution.com